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Old 06-19-2008, 11:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Some nice options. I've thought a lot about the Quattroporte, reliability is a concern. Coupes are out... The Jaguar XJ-R has been on my radar as well, I've always liked them. The Arnage is still in my mind but perhaps SweetDaddyD has a point...but I could care less how it comes across, more interested in the car for myself.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:02 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Do what I do, own more than 1 car.

You can pick up a used 4dr audi A4 for instance for very cheap, and keep the Lotus.
If you have the cash, there's a LOT of "nice" used family sedans in the 10k-15k range.
If you need something big, SUVs are tanking in price right now.

If you're looking for something more unusual and planning on keeping the Lotus, how about a Mini?

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But,but that Volga is a one (well two) off.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Do what I do, own more than 1 car.

You can pick up a used 4dr audi A4 for instance for very cheap, and keep the Lotus.
If you have the cash, there's a LOT of "nice" used family sedans in the 10k-15k range.
If you need something big, SUVs are tanking in price right now.

If you're looking for something more unusual and planning on keeping the Lotus, how about a Mini?
Well, that is what I do now actually, my issue is that the in-laws have been harassing me for hte past 6 months about the yellow car and feel I need to sell it. So hence, I was looking for an "unusual" sedan. If they want to force me to sell it, I'll sell it....but just wait until they see what replaces it :-) Just to be a dick. ;-) And THAT is why used Bentley popped in to my mind at first....
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Well then won't you inlaws make you sell that too? Tell them you'll make them a deal. They don't tell you what to do, and you'll do the same for them.
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Well, that is what I do now actually, my issue is that the in-laws have been harassing me for hte past 6 months about the yellow car and feel I need to sell it. So hence, I was looking for an "unusual" sedan. If they want to force me to sell it, I'll sell it....but just wait until they see what replaces it :-) Just to be a dick. ;-) And THAT is why used Bentley popped in to my mind at first....
Oh hell no. It's one thing if you want to sell it. Quite another if it's the in-laws that want you to. If they want you to have another car then they can buy it for you.

Personally if I was in that position I would pick up a used cheap 4 door to have around and keep the Lotus.

Or if you are getting rid of the Lotus go out and buy a 4X4 truck or SUV and put a nice 3" body lift and 12" suspension lift on it.
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Oh hell no. It's one thing if you want to sell it. Quite another if it's the in-laws that want you to. If they want you to have another car then they can buy it for you.

Personally if I was in that position I would pick up a used cheap 4 door to have around and keep the Lotus.

Or if you are getting rid of the Lotus go out and buy a 4X4 truck or SUV and put a nice 3" body lift and 12" suspension lift on it.
I have a Scion xB box right now.
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So you have an XB and a Lotus? I don't get it then, why get rid of the Lotus? You got something you can safely carry the kiddo around in. Or is that the wife's vehicle?

In any case, sorry to get off topic.
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Err...they're making you sell it? Not trying to stick my nose in your business, but why are you giving them what they want? What does it matter to them?
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If you have a box and an Elise, you're all set. That's the same combo that I had a few years ago.

Are your "in-laws" paying for any of these cars? Because if not, then they have no say in what you drive. What kind of people pressure a family member to sell a car that they don't like? Wow.
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It's cheaper. Not British (a reliability and maint. cost/hassle plus). 4 seater. Convertible. Endlessly customizable. And just plain fun. Plus they come with a lifetime powertrain warranty, a 2.99 gas guarantee, and since they are actually made in the USA contribute to our dismal economy that little bit. And you won't come across as the pretentious wannabe Bentley driver.
2.99 Gas does not apply to the wrangler or the SRT
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Alright, here ya go. Won't get more unique than this.

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2.99 Gas does not apply to the wrangler or the SRT
And it's no deal anyways.
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